Sifting through photos of wedding hairstyles you want to copy can feel like a full-time job, especially when you’re not really sure which wedding hairstyle will work best for you, your dress, or your wedding venue. And yes, you should DEFINITELY consider all three of those before deciding, since whether you’re getting married in a strapless wedding dress on the beach or a long-sleeve gown in a ballroom will definitely help lead the way in terms of which wedding hairstyle you should go with.
But THE most important factor to consider when deciding on a wedding hairstyle is how comfortable it will be throughout your wedding day and night. You shouldn’t have to worry about fussing with your hair or if it will hold up after you exchange your vows. A good hairstylist will ask you all these questions and more, but here are a couple things you should think about answering BEFORE your first appointment. Or if you’re styling your hair on your own (or a friend is helping you), it’s definitely a good idea to get this figured out before looking for a wedding hairstyle you love.
1. Do I have to worry about weather?
If you’re getting married outside and there’s a chance you’ll be sweating, rained on, or that the humidity will be off the charts, you’ll want to take all of the above into consideration. If your hair is prone to frizz you will definitely want to consider an up-do. If your hair never frizzes (I hate you, BTW) then by all means show off those straight locks and let them fly free by wearing them down. Just be honest with yourself and pick a hairstyle that will work with you and not against you.
2. Does my hair hold onto a style easily?
If you don’t style your hair often, then this might be harder to answer. But if you do, you might know whether or not your hair falls an hour or two after curling it, or if it tends to pouf out after straightening. If it does I highly recommend going with an up-do vs. wearing your hair down. And remember: Hairspray is your friend. But only the kind that won’t give you crunchy hair! (TIP: I actually love MorracanOil’s line of hairsprays for this very reason).
OK now that all of that is out of the way, I picked out a few of my favorite wedding hairstyles for long hair, below. Whether you’re looking for a boho braid or a mod twist, we’ve got you covered.
Do you have an idea of which type of wedding hairstyle you want? Let us know in the comments section and we’ll help you look!